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Research

We initiate, drive and participate in research that ensures people with illnesses and their families receive the highest possible quality of care.

Why research matters

The Hospice’s Centre for Education and Research has developed Research Matters, which is our research strategy and leads on implementing a research framework for the Hospice.

Research areas

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ENERGY Trial

Examining the effect of exercise and diet in the rehabilitation of patients with cancer.

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Virtual Reality in the Hospice

Examining the transformative effects of Virtual Reality and its impact on health and wellbeing in a hospice setting.

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Eating Study

Exploring the role of dietician intervention in a hospice setting and the benefits of person-centred nutritional care.

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Out of Hours support in Scotland

A research project looking at the support available for people with palliative care needs ‘out of hours’ in Scotland.

Collaborate with us

We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in collaborating with us. Find out more by emailing us at research@stcolumbashospice.org.uk or download the application form and submit your research proposal.

Publications

Our publications

Members of our education and research teams have authored and contributed to numerous research papers and documents about palliative care.

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